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North Iowa's DAILY. PAPER Edited for the Home H A * L O N t R H I S M E M . 4 A R T O E P T 6 r I O W A O K S VOL. XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU, NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" ' H O M E E D I T I O N Hull Enemy of Tariff Senator-Elect Likely to Turn Out Real Threat. By CHARLES P. STEWART ·ASHIN'G'TO N, , March 2. (CPAl --Representative CordeH Hull or Tennessee issued a "state men t (as the nation's legislators are in the habit of calling' their extra- official u t t e r - ances of public questions) a few days ago of sort worth mucn more serious' attention than the average political "handout" from Capitol hill., For one thing, it is an important statement because it relates to the tariff, which is a tremendously important, if" not a very popularly interesting, subject. Second, It is important because Representative Hull issues it. And Representative Hull not only is one of the country's foremost tariff experts, but the next session of congress will see him in the senate, where it is a foregone conclusion that he speedily will be recognized among the extremely few (a single pair of hands will furnish an ample number of fingers to count them on) lawmakers of tip-top ability in Washington. · · » TT .WOULD .not be correct to say * that Senator-elect Hull has pot been prominent, even as a member of the house of representatives. He has been as prominent a man as it is possible for a representative to be, under conditions which prevail today in that congressional chamber. These conditions, however, have, reduced all the representatives pretty well to a common level. In fact, except by name, they do not all know one another. As for XnriVvto ! Fage r 3, .Column 6). F ^^l A TM TM»» ^ SED WIRE SERVICE MAgQN CITY, jQWA.MONDAY^p7^^7^r ^^^^^^^^^T^^, · ^^^ . , : ~ ----- '. rni^s AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ J24 SENATORS FEAR FOOD TRUST Architect Testifies in U of lowaTnvestigati SOUERS CLAIMS ~ ind'i'oltyo have hU *" -Y*± -^--^ ets at a Mcijr, Glance NEW YORK Stocks---Weak; rails lead downward trend. Bonds-7-IrreguIar; l o n g t e r m treasuries soft. Curb--Heavy; reactions follow early steadiness. Butter--Easier. Foreign Exchanges -- Irregular; lira at new high for year. Cotton--Lower; local selling. Sugar--Lower; east spot market. Coffee--Steady; rumored Brazilian government buying. ' , CHICAGO. ; Wheat--Easy; bearish farm re- I serve estimate and good moisture \ southwest. ( Corn--Easy; liquidation and poor \ cash demand. : i Cattle--Steady to strong. Hogs \ steady. ? Nordbye Nomination ^ Laid Aside at Final | Committee Meeting f WASHINGTON, March 2. UP)-* The nomination of Gunnar H. Nordbye to be' a. federal judge for Minnesota was laid' aside today by the senate judiciary committee at its last meeting of the session without action. Failure to act virtually killed the nomination, which dies unless confirmed before' adjournment Wednesday. Senator Schall, republican, Minnesota, ha^ fought the nominee.' FIRM PAID FOR ERROR IN WORK Says Methods of Fisk Were Legitimate in Trade. D ES MOINES, March 2. UPvi- Clark Souers) Des Moines architect,'today described to the legislative committee investigating the University of Iowa the construction of several buildings on the campus. Souers testified that an error in grading the west approach to the old capital at Iowa City, necessitating reconstruction, was made by the architects and was paid for By his firm. The capital approach required the drawing of three sets of plans, he said, the final ones being drafted in 1927. That set lowered the surface of the upper terrace about 18 inches, he explained. Quizzed on Changes. Previously Souers was questioned it length about changes in the original plans for an addition to the men's dormitory which was constructed under the direction of J. M. Fisk, university building superintendent. Letters from Fisk to Souers' firm in 1925 about the specifications were read into the record. ; One. of .the letters said that in advertising for bids it should be men- Bobby Jones Tees Up for Movie Debut Championship Golfer to Appear in 12 ion Pictures. -.--.,--.,_--,_..__ s;ta,te would,furnish' base brick at $30 ^a thousand 'and common brick at ?15 a thousand Another letter said that the state had purchased the necessary'joists which contractors would be required to buy. Testimony last week showed that all bids were rejected and Fisk given ^charge of the work. "Was it usual for Fisk to instruct you to require the contractors to buy materials from the owner?" asked Dennis Kelleher, the committee's attorney. · Usual Practice. "That is done a great deal, both on state and private jobs," answered Souers. He told Kelleher he did not know when or where the material was obtained or whether it was pur- (Turn «o Page Z, Column 3); a.}. AUNT HET By'Robert Quillen ·V "Jane's oldest girl is goin' to make some man a fine wife. She can set by the hour and listen to symptoms without mentionin' her own." ' · 14 RUSSIANS ON TRIAL FOR PLOT Leaders of Social Democrats Confess Conspiracy Attempt. MOSCOW, March 2. UP)--Fourteen leaders of the Russian social democratic party today began detailed confessions · on the witness stand after pleading guilty yesterday to plotting overthrow of the soviet government by means of sabotage and foreign intervention. The famous soviet prosecutor, N. B. Krylenko, spent most of the session examining the defendants on the organization of the social democratic party, questions of class ideology and other related subjects. Examination Divided He conducted the examination in five parts: First, organization; second, activities of the party in foreign countries; third, the connection with other counter-revolutionary organizations; fourth, sabotage; and fifth, documentary evidence. Vladimir Groman, soviet economist, Boris Berlatsky, of the soviet state bank, and Abraham Ginsburg, member of the supreme council of national economy, defendants, told of social democratic party politics, their plans to slow down industry and their belief that the soviet scheme of government would not work in Russia. 133,000 Lose Jobs Groman said: "I did not believe that socialism could succeed in one country alone, but the Mensheviks hoped to preserve the results of the revolution with the support of the labor movement abroad." Coincident with opening of the' trial the government disclosed that 138,000 government ' public em- ployes in the sovlet'union had been dismissed from service. More than 123,000 were said to have been thoroly examined and "cleansed." Others were transferred to different jobs, many were demoted and a large percentage dismissed outright. By BRIAN BELL HOLLYWOOD, Cal., March 2. !/TJ --Motion pictures' newest star looked out this morning to say: "So this is Hollywood." Robert T. Jones, Jr., winner of 13 major golf championships, was on a new course .1..- ;, ,. today, teeing xip for an ambitious series of 12 pic- ) tures. . ' · f Starting at the * green with a picture on putting he will stand before the camera until he has made chip shots, niblick s h o t s , mashie niblick, spade, m a s h i e and four iron combined, three and two irons, two iron iincf spoon compared, brasaie, driver, trouble shots, practice and finally, to ring down the curtain, a complete round. . Bob No Comedian. Bob was asked as he prepared to start his work if there would be a comedy relief. "If there is," he said, "somebody else will have to furnish it. I won't try to do anything I know I know nothing about I'll stick to golf and hope for the beat " v , : ' " Ha Said hehad during the winter. ·· fl had to * r y to get on my game but didn't succeed. I hope I'll be better when the shooting starts." While in California the champion of. ehampigns will play in several four-ball matches for charity. He had no suggestion to offer as to the most likely candidate to succeed him as amateur champion. . ^ Picks Youngsters. "There ..are S9me · really gretTt golfers coming up now with the youngsters," he said. "The question will be whether any one of them may develop consistently. Charlie Seaver, the Stanford freshman, will bear watching." Bob appeared in Hollywood with a new golf bag, one he has had since his last visit to England, where it was given him. He could not use it until he retired from competitiqn for he dared not risk changing his luck by changing bags. For the same reason he never played %vitb steel-shafted clubs. The work in the pictures will be done with the same old clubs he made do magic at home and abroad. As a co-star in the first picture will be Calamity Jane, his famous putter. FRENCH ACCEPT SETTLEMENT OF NAVAL PROBLEM U. S., Great Britain and Japan Must Now . Adhere. ' DARIS, March 2. (/P)--The French r cabinet today decided that tha tripartite naval agreement reached last week by Great Britain, Italy and France, was "satisfactory, 1 it was announced after a meeting of the ministers presided over by President Doumergue. Thus France's adherence to the arrangement, which must now bo submitted to the.United States, Japan v and the British dominions, was virtually assured. The British foreign minister, Arthur Henderson, and A. V. Alexander, first lord of the admiralty, left at midday for London. The point which seemingly created the greatest interest was that one which some newspapers alleged would ask the United States and Japan to agree not to build capital ships larger than 23,000 or 26,000 tons, whereas the maximum fixed by the Washington treaty and unchanged by the London document was 35,000 tons for battleships. Several points of the accord need the approval of the United States and Japan and in fact constitute a modification of the five *power i Washing'toi jjaval..treaty as well .the treaty of (London.·" : ' :""·'" '' 1 Since the 'basis of the Italian agreement was the accord reached a few days earlier by France and Great Britain, no time was lost in fixing- an equitable relationship, subject'to the review of the London treaty in 1936. HAUGEN HAS SERVED LONGEST left rl Jrr 4 H Representative Henry Allen Cooper of Wisconsin, left, Gilbert.N. "auger,, Nortluvood, becomes the dean of congress. He will begin lus thirty-third year as a member or that body March 4 Henry Allen Cooper Dies; Haugen Dean of Congress lowan Becomes Oldest Member in Point of Service. Minimum of 25 and No Rain Iowa's Forecast DES MOINES, March 2. UP) Minimum temperatures of 25 or 30 degrees Monday night" and no rain were forecast for Monday and Tuesday by Iowa's government weatherman. Low temperatures reported Sunday night were Sioux City 18 Charles City and Des Moines 20, and Dubuque, Davenport and Keokuk 24. No precipitation was reported. Turn to Page 2 Monday AND READ ABOUT BIG SISTER POEM CONTEST Congress Needs to Pass But One Major Measure WASHINGTON, March 2. 1P)~ With all major legislation except the $100,000,000 deficiency bill out of the way, congress devoted its attention today to minor measures, to investigations completed or initiated and to post-adjournment political plans. The senate found it was not yet thru with veterans' bonus legislature when Senator Barkley, democrat, Kentucky, introduced a measure to permit loans to be made on veterans' adjusted compensation certificates as soon as issued, instead of requiring them to be two years old. The house ways and means committee approved an investigation into conditions surrounding products for which embargoes have been urged during this session. This committee also approved a resolution instructing the tariff commission to investigate the crude oil situation. The house passed by 295 to 83 the Jenkins bill to reduce by 90 per cent the number of immigrants admitted from all countries during the next-two years. The Bacon bill to prevent reduction in postmasters' salaries because of smaller receipts during business depression was approved by the house postofflce committee, which amended it to make it applv onlv to the 1932 fiscal year. The senate today adopted a resolution authorizing Secretary Hyde to loan without security 55,000,000 of the $45,000,000 which has been appropriated for seed, feed and fertilizer in the drought-stricken areas. WASHINGTON, March. 2. ,The deaa of the house of represen- ·tatiyes,- picturesque-. 80: year , old Henry Allen. Cooper of Wisconsin, died' here yesterday. The republican progressive who has sat in congress longer than any man now there, succumbed to acute indigestion several hours after taking part in a bitter house session Saturday night. Cooper came to the house in 1893 from the first districtgof his state. He served until the sixty-sixth congress when his constituents turned upon him, he believed, for voting against entering the World war, but he was back again the next term, and to stay. ^ILL- ROGERS "jt rm^rf* » distinguished figure, and bearded as he His was a white haired stood, tall and erect among his colleagues. He was looking forward to coming back again next winter with the seventy-second congress to which he had been re-elected. Cooper was a militant leader of the progressive element from the northwest, a supporter thruout his career of the elder LaFollette. Today the house paid him tribute with an adjournment of respect to his memory. A committee will represent congress in escorting the body back to Racine Wednesday. There the body will lie in state for a time before the burial services. He is survived only by his widow, Susan.. Both houses of congress recessed for an hour today out of respect for Representative Cooper. SANTA MONICA, Cal., March 2. --The soldiers that are lined up getting their money sure look like they needed it. The big financial boys say that "it's bad economy to pay the money now." When was there anything connected wjth the war good economy? Even entering it wasn't a stroke of financial genius. Hog- Island cost as much as this bonus and the enemy couldn't find it and i neither could we. A debt is just as hard for a government to pay as it is for an ind: vidual. No debt ever come due a a good time. Borrowing is the onl thing that is handy all the time. Yours, Barnes Finds Better Times Getting Near Head of President's Survey Committee Optimistic. WASHINGTON, March 2. (.T)-The business horizon, finds Julius H. Barnes, is clearing, getting b e t t e r , signs are optimistic. Such is the report of the chan man of President Hoover's national business survey conference f o r t h e midwinter season not only in the United S t a t e s b u t abroad as well were the clouds of d e p r e s s ion seen pushed back by the light of Things ara Julius Barnca © 1~» I. Sjrhdfut*. Inc. IOWAN NOW DEAN The house must pass on the meaa- Action Completed. Congressional action was completed on the Jones-Cooper maternity and infancy and rural health aid bill with house approval of a conference report. The senate acceded to house amendments Incorporating the rural health program. The bill, which now goes to the president, would authorize $1',000000 a year for federal aid to statea in mothers' and infants' welfare work, on the dollar matching principle o fthe Sheppard-Towner act. The senate agriculture committee approved a resolution proposing a senatorial investigation of agricultural conditions, but eliminated pro- NORTHWOOD, March 2. UP)-The deatli of Representative Henry A. Cooper of Wisconsin leaves Representative Gilbert N. Haugen of the fourth Iowa district as the oldest congressman in point of length of service. Haugen, a republican, will start his thirty-third year in the house of representatives Thursday. He was re-elected last November for a seventeenth term. His service began March 4, 1899. Cooper had served 18 terms, but they were not consecutive. Haugen has been returned every two years by voters in his district. A native of Rock couniy, Wis., he is 71 years old. Haugen's most notable congres- .sional work was his co-authorship of the McNary-Haugen farm relief bill as chairman of the house agricultural committee. King Zog Plans Leave of Vienna for Albania VIENNA, March 2. (JP)-- King Zog of Albania, who escaped an B.S-. sassin's bullet when he was shot at in front of the Vienna operahouse on Feb. 20, has decided to leave Vienna this week, presumably to return to Albania. Police announced that neither the day iior the ho\ir of his departure, nor the station from which he would leave, would HEROIC MOTHER BURNS TO DEATH Iowa City Woman Dies When She Tries to Rescue Child. IOWA CITY, March 2. UP)--Mrs Henry Grady, 45, was dead today while the son she attempted to save from their burning home, in which she believed he had been trapped was alive and well. Mrs. Grady entered the blazing structure'seeking her son, William 9. Unknown to the mother, the boy and two other children had been taken to safety by the father. The body of the mother was foun'd on the second floor. It was believed she died from suffocation after her path downstairs had been 'cut off by the flames. Surviving- are the husband, three sons and five daughters, including Mrs. Delbert Harris of Iowa City, and Mrs. Russell Putnam of Rock Island, 111., one of the sons, Henry, Jr., is in Omaha. Lost Aviatrix Found in Hospital, Injured SAN FRANCISCO, March 2. ( --A dispatch to the Call-Bulletin from a staff correspondent todav said Edna May Cooper, movie actress and aviatrix missing from Hollywood for a week, was locnted today in a Monterey, Qal., hospital, where she was being treated for "serious injuries." -....,. ^uuiLiuiiH, om eliminated pro- from which he would leave, would vision for including operations of be made known in advance us they the farm board m the inquiry. j feared further attempts on his life Einstein la tndlun Chief. A L B U Q U E R Q U E , N. Mex., March 2. (.T--Professor Einatein is an Indian chief. The Hopis in adopting him gave him the name "Great confidence and energy. Some of the bright spots ho reported: Adjustment Attained. , "Recurring demonstration that industry generally has attained an adjustment of stocks, production ami marketing in which even a moderate expansion in demand will have immediate results. "Evidence that reduced city spending reflects into lower farm prices for products in which thcra 13 no apparent depressing surplus such as most dairy products. "Clear indication .that the volumo 'of savings'in "theirf various' form has : been large and is still mounting Abroad, he said, "repeated evi dences of improved conditions aro recorded." Collections Fair. Collections in wholesale centers for the past several weeks were classed as only fair and insurance sales were lower than in January of 1930. Building construction was a little less than 590,000,000 off from a year ago, with corresponding reduction in building material movements. A pickup was seen in long distance telephone communication but telegraph and cable business, rnii- road and streetcar traffic was still off. REPORT ON COST OF BREAD MADE BY COMMITTEE Group Sees Tendency of Corporations to Get Monopoly. \ITASHINGTON, March 2. /Pj_ ·" The senate's food price investigating committee today, recommended "careful scrutiny" by the federal trade commission arid the justice department of "an alarming- tendency toward the monopolistic control" of the nation's food by "a ' small group ot powerful corporations and combinations." The recommendation was embodied in the committee's report to the senate of its inquiry into the prices of bread, meats, sugar and milk. "Within the past few years the absorption of independent baiters and milk distributors by gigantic, nationwide corporations, holding companies, mergers and chain enterprises, has been carried forward with amazing rapidity," the report said, and added: "If Laws Recommended existing laws are not sufficient to control these mergers and combinations in the public interest the agencies above recommend to the named should congress such as they deem remedial legislation necessary." Among other findings are: 1--That the retail price, of bread has not declined proportionately with the price of wheat. 2--There should be an immediate reduction of, at .least· one-csnt'a', pound In the" wholesale : .'price of bread thruout the country and (Turn In I'njre 3, Oilumn J ) . Veterans Bureau Strives Mightily to Keep Up Speed WASHINGTON, March 2. UP)_ Striving mightily to meet the pleas of all the needy in double quick time while protecting the treasury from undue drain, veterans bureau officials settled down today to meet the crest of the wave of loan seeking veterans. They looked for the peak this week, a number of applicants dwarfing the lines which formed Friday afternoon and Saturday at the more than 50 offices Meanwhile, they drilled -away at every change that came with pleas that the veterans who had no urgent need to borrow keep their loan certificates unimpaired. They combined this with urging upon individual banks to absorb as much as possible of the loan demand. Still they could not measure the demand for money confronting Jiem. The minimum would run to $250,000,000, the demand of those really in need.' A higher figure vould be ?800,000,000--loans to those who already have borrowed. The maximum is about $1,700,000,000 a figure they hope to avoid bv a lar'rre margin. fa The most recent loan value summary of the certificates is us of Dec. 1. It follows for the midwest states: SOUTHERN PERU STILL IN REVOLT Sanchez Cerro Overthrown by Navy; U. S. Aviators Released. LIMA, Peru, March 2. (.f) The revolutionary " Southern Junta" at Arequipa today refused to recognize the new Peruvian provisional government organized here yesterday. The new government was formed when Lieut. Col. Luis M. Sanchez Cerro resigned as head at the request of the navy which turned against him. American Flyers Freed. LIMA, March 2. (if)--The American embassy today said thatitwo American aviators, whose planes were commandeered yesterday by Peruvian army officers, had been released by their captors and were at liberty to go or come. The two pilots said to be members of the "Johnson expedition." Ambassador Dearing protested to the foreign minister of the retiring; junta, Colonel Krfnesto Montagne. who promised to investigation. , . V!l«roiis "'not* 242.0M 77.311.1 H2.J53 inn.aoH forth Dakota South Dakota . . . Vl»rin»ln 85,170 f.unn Value uf (Yrllflrnlc* $120,17.1,IHII owa Woman of 70 Sues lubby, 74, for Divorce SHENANDOAH, March 2. (.T) Claiming that her 7-1 year old hns- iand had taken his personal effects rom their home and deserted her ttrs. Ellen Carr, 70, filed a petition or divorce against James Carr on he ground of cruel treatment. They vere married at Hocknort Mo Dec. 11, 1929. 3Kt Weaj WEEKLY FORECAST^ Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday, slightly warmer Monday night. LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a. m. Monday: Bla.vimimi Sunday 33 Above Minimum In Night 18 Above At 8 A. M. Monday 21 Above Figures_for 24 hour period ending at 8 a. m. Sunday: Maximum Saturday 82 Above minimum in Night 18 Above March came in at a lower temperature than has been customary for February, but had none of "the proverbial proclivities of the lion. Mason Cityans found a heavy white frost on the ground Monday morning.

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